Nomination: Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist

Carpenter, Angelica Shirley. Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist. 2018. 284p. South Dakota Historical Society Press, $19.95 (9781941813188). Gr. 9-up.

A prominent leader in the early American women’s suffrage movement, Matilda Joslyn Gage was almost written out of history for her more radical views.

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Nomination: Someone I Used to Know

Blount, Patty. Someone I Used to Know. 2018. 356p. Sourcebooks/Sourcebooks Fire, $10.99 (9781492632818). Gr. 9-up.

Two years after being raped, Ashley must navigate the devastating effects of her assault. Derek, Ashley’s brother, must also acknowledge his faults and complicity in what happened to Ashley.

Nomination: Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America

Reed, Amy, ed. Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America. 2018. 320p. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, $18.99 (9781534408999). Gr. 9-up.

YA authors recount their experiences of growing up in America and having to confront issues of sexism, racism, rape culture and more.